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Apollo DRF in its “Open” version is our premium digital remote controlled table that extends the diagnostic applications also to the interventional procedures thanks to the maximized access to the patient from every table’s side.
Patient’s care is maximized by different solutions that reduce the emitted dose, making it a versatile digital system suitable also for pediatric examinations. The acquisition system based on 43x43 cm dynamic Flat Panel detector allows to acquire every anatomic district, thanks also to special functions such as Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) and automatic Stitching.
The Open design, based on a single-side suspended tabletop, grants a direct and easy access to the patient from all sides of the table. This configuration is particular useful during interventional procedures, because two or more operators can be at direct contact with the patient. The mechanical structure of the tabletop grants a patient weight capacity up to 230 kg without limitations on the table movements.
In addition to the low dose required by the high sensitive dynamic digital detector, different solutions can be implemented on the system to further reduce the dose to the patient during the exam.
Apollo DRF Open has as standard a carbon fiber tabletop, material with lower X-ray attenuation respect to the common plastic laminate, requiring thus less X-ray dose to obtain a diagnostic image. The automatic collimator can be configured with motorized filters, automatically selected according to the examination procedure. The system automatically selects one of two grids to match the SID. The grid can also be automatically removed for non-grid applications, such as paediatrics or extremities.
The use of one single detector for both fluoroscopy and radiography offers an unparalleled range of applications that includes all the most common general radiographic procedures, gastro-intestinal studies, tomography and vascular studies. Exams can be taken on the table with source to image distance up to 180cm - 71". The large, square detector offers enough field coverage also for those exams such as the pelvis, that are not possible with the traditional Image intensifier. The detector travel reaches the tabletop extremities making it possible to perform weight bearing studies with the patient at minimal height from floor. The optional Stitching function allows to cover the examinations of long body structures, such as the vertebral column and the lower limbs. A series of X-ray exposure are automatically acquired and joined together by the acquisition software in order to obtain a single detailed image of big anatomic areas.
Fluoroscopy exams also take benefit from the large active area of the detector that allows visibility of larger anatomic regions without patient repositioning. The high frame rate makes for precise investigation of the upper gastro-intestinal tract and swallow studies. Digital Subtraction Angiography is available as an optional package and benefits from the large patient coverage without longitudinal repositioning.